New Orleans was Nation’s Fastest-Growing City in 2008

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Press Release, CB09-99, July 1, 2009

The population of New Orleans grew 8.2 percent in 2008, faster than any other large city in the U.S., according to population estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. As of July 1, 2008, the population of New Orleans was 311,853, up from 210,768 in 2006 following Hurricane Katrina but still below the pre-hurricane level of 484,674 based on the 2000 Census.

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